She walked along the White Beach path with her two children in tow. And suddenly, she stopped. Stared, mouth agape. Fascinated, she and her children came closer. Her tots pointed, talking and tugging at her. Within a second, she put her hand inside her handbag while still staring at the rotating pig, soon to be a lechon at a motorized spit just along the path.
Out came her mobile camera phone in a pink casing. She took shots and then told her children to pose. And took another shot again. She stared for a few more seconds, smiled briefly and off she went.
I’ve been in Northern Panay for the past week, starting with Roxas for a few days, then Kalibo for the Ati-atihan. Since Monday, I’ve traveled to Boracay Island for a few days till this morning. And the other day, after walking around White Beach, I went inside a coffeeshop and just stayed there for more than an hour. And found these people stopping and taking photos. One after the other.
Fascination. And that what makes travel exciting. You always find something new.